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Redmen Track: Paige Shines At New York Meet, Frost Shatters School Javelin Record

May 14, 2019 11:59PM ● By Bill Gilman
 The Tewksbury High track and field athletes have been producing some record setting performances this spring. How good are the Redmen? The teams can be split in two for meets hundreds of miles apart and still shine.
Some of the Redmen stayed close to home over the weekend to participate in the Andover Booster Club Meet. But some of the top Tewkbury athletes were in White Plains, NY for the 52nd Annual Glenn D. Loucks Games.

One of those Redmen in New York was Super Soph Makayla Paige, who continued her dominant season with a stirring victory in the 800 meters. Paige out-kicked senior Maggie Smith (Sacred Heart, Halifax, Nova Scotia) to win the gold in 2:10.31. Smith held on for second in 2:10.91, with junior Nicole Anderson of Billerica third in 2:10.95.
Paige was the only Redmen to score points at the meet but she was hardly the only Tewksbury athlete to turn in an outstanding performance.
Senior Stephanie Baptiste turned in an excellent effort in the pentathlon, placing 13th overall. She placed 6th in the 100 meter hurdles, 7th in the shot put, 13th in the high jump, 11th in the long jump and 18th in the 800 meters. Teammate Kerry Shea placed 15th overall.
On the boys' side, the star for Tewksbury was senior Lucas Frost, who uncorked a javelin throw of 194' 2'', good for 2nd place overall. But moreover, Frost shattered the Tewksbury High record in the javelin by a full 15 feet!
Thomas Barinelli placed 13th in the pentathlon, including taking third in both the long jump (20-7) and the high jump (5-10). Zach LaLonde took 10th in the 110m hurdles in a time of 15.9
Also, the girls' 4x400 meter relay team of Grace Higgins, Ryan Quinn, Jess Satterfield and Makayla Paige placed 11th.
At Andover, Liam Cafferty placed 5th in the discus with a toss of 122-6. Derek Munroe was 8th in the open javelin (142-8) and won the frosh/soph long jump with a leap of 20-7.
Nick Polimeno was 3rd in the frosh/soph long jump with a leap of 19-10.75 and placed 9th in the frosh/soph 200 meters, Gustavo Tizzoti was 9th in the open 2 mile, 


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